Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire
is what type of film? a) an inspirational underdog story, b) a harrowing look at the life of a Mumbai street child, c) an epic romance punctuated by tragedy and victory, or d) an affecting crime drama centered upon bitter sibling rivalry.
Give up? Slumdog Millionaire is all of those things and more. It's the reason we go to the movies in the first place, and by the time it reaches its climax, you're likely to be yelling at the screen the same way that television viewers around the world did back when Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? was at the peak of its popularity. Whether you go to the movies to be thr...